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Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
through song. >> i want people to know what an amazingly, beautiful, talented girl who made a big impact in the music world and personally to lots and lots of people. and that's ba what her family to know as well. she made a really big impact. >> an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> in san francisco today, the contemporary jewish museum held what had to be the first ever hand holding music and art exhibit. all of it with a gay and lesbian theme. ♪ there's the music, the hand holding part of the event comes after one of the security guards there told a lesbian couple two days ago they were not allowed to hold hands inside the museum. the museum director says today's event was a big success. >> we just couldn't be happier with the outcome. people coming, people singing "i want to hold your hand" and recognizing that the contemporary jewish museum is for everybody. >> museum officials say the guard worked for a private security company and was immediately removed from the premises after last week's incident. >>> still to come at 5:00, a well known bay area surf spot becomes a place o
Jul 22, 2011 2:00pm EDT
now, august 2nd is the big date, and the hard deadline or the u.s. default defaults on the $14.3 trillion debt. the white house says that lawmakers need a basic plan in place by today if they are going to be able to craft a bill in time to avert a default. nbc's kristen welker is following all of this for us live at the white house. kristen, good afternoon. where do we go from here? what is the bottom line? a lot of talking from the white house and the republicans and where does it all stand and what is next? >> hi, there, jeff. house speaker john boehner and president obama are saying that they are not close to a deal, but there has certainly been a lot of chatter about a potential deal. here is what it would look like. it would involve $3 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade. it would include immediate cus s to discretionary spending right off of the top, and then over time, you'd see some changes in entitlements things like social security and medicare and also some changes to the tax code including a roll back for tax breaks for the wealthy americans and the
Jul 23, 2011 11:00am EDT
at the white house, there were eight. it came out in the open at one point that group was too big. even eight of the top congressional leaders, too unmanageable and too unwielding. harry reid and nancy pelosi, and mitch mcconnell from the senate and john boehner who has been the president's chief interlocker over the several weeks. the question is can they pick up the pieces after the deal crashed and burned, the so-called grand bargain last night? ak moneyy back and forth. the president accusing house speaker john boehner of not returning telephone calls. the target is always moving, and moving the goalpost particular eye the issue of taxes, alex. john boehner said we had an deal on $800 billion in revenues. similar to analogous to taxes in washington speak. over the course of ten years, i've got more on my blackberry at this moment. the president came back to the republicans earlier in the week after getting an earful from democrats after seeing a rival plan emerge in the senate that had higher tax revenues. they blame that for kind of messing this whole thing up, fouling up the whole deal,
Jul 23, 2011 8:00am EDT
a stumbling block along the way to a potential big agreement. they've been negotiating all along behind closed doors. alex wrshs. >> okay. thank you very much, mike. see you next hour. >>> well, this week's nbc news-wall street journal poll found a majority of americans are worried about the effects of not striking a deal soon. 55% of voters say it is a real and serious problem if they fail to raise the debt limit. 18% say it would not be a problem. i'm joined now about nbc's deputy political director mark murray. good morning to you, mark. >> good morning, alex. >> as we look at that poll, most americans want to see something get done. why can't washington make this happen? >> well, according to our poll, alex, almost all americans want some type of compromise, but not everyone does. overwhelming majorities of democrats and independents say they want democratic leaders to compromise. also, an overwhelming majority of political independents want republican leaders to comp midz. the exception? a majority of republican respondents want their republican leaders to hold their ground and stick thei
Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
's going to be a big question mark as to how long mitch mcconnell will stay on that position and whether or not harry reid tables the boehner bill later today or tomorrow. there is no clear consensus on capitol hill over what they will do in order to raise the debt limit. there are ongoing negotiations between staffs, between mcconnell, reid, boehner all talking to some degree in unison. right now the gop wants to pursue the boehner plan which is a dead end in the united states senate. they're confident it's going to pass today. the rules committee meets at 12:50. john boehner said he was smiling as he left the meeting with his fellow members today, contessa. >> mike, let's go to you. we just found out from president obama's twitter page that he's even reiterating his request again for america people to call their lawmakers to demand a solution. the time for putting party first is over. if you want to see a bipartisan compromise let congress know. call, email, tweet and then he signs it barack obama. what's the white house hoping to accomplish by asking the american people to get involve
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
wing here, how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person? >> that pool of people i would say is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single instance rather than something representative. >> reporter: the maximum punishment in norway for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect will be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. the suspect's lawyers said that the suspect is willing to appear in court here in oslo on monday, and explain why he did it. and the lawyers said that the suspect will say that what he did was, quote, atrocious, but necessary. lester? >> martin fletcher in oslo tonight, thank you. norway hasn't known this kind of terror since world war ii. it's a place where gun violence is rare and bombings are virtually unheard of. now oslo takes its place in a long list of places forever scarred by large scale mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the place where families have come to iden
Jul 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem. >> reporter: and one of the big issues for democrats is they say the republican plan would sort of expire before the president's re-election campaign, with another vote to raise the debt ceiling again, they say that would put us right back here. republicans say they need to guarantee that cuts would actually happen in the future to prevent more of a crisis. now, after all this wrangling, aides tell me the senior level negotiators in both parties are still talking, trying to find a way to close the gaps. and as you mentioned, brian, speaker boehner will follow the president tonight. he'll speak for about five minutes to lay out why he thinks his plan should get the public support. brian? >> kelly o'donnell setting the stage on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> our chief white house correspondent political director chuck todd is with us tonight from the white house. chuck, it seems to me there are almost two planes going on here. number one, the problem itself, and it couldn't be more important the various plan
Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
backed bill included big spending cuts, a cap on spending and a constitutional amendment. >> it's a correct approach. this is fundamentally a spending problem. >> it passed in the house earlier this house. >> this vote the yeas are the 34. >> today majority leader harry reid grudgingly scheduled a senate vote. it failed just as he predicted. >> this is a very, very bad piece of legislation. >> today's vote could clear the way for one of several compromise deals. >> we all know mr. president there are talks going on between president obama and speaker boehner. >> this was a bit of hope yesterday when "the new york times" reported a possible deal between president obama and house speaker boehner. both sides quickly denied it. >> there is no deal. we are not close to a deal. >> there is no deal. no deal publicly, no deal privately. there is absolutely no deal. >> but he didn't say they're not talking about it. >> we've got to keep the lines of communication open. we talked about fall back options if in fact cut, cap and balance does go down. i do think that it's our obligation to h
Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
shooting massacre in memory. at least 85 murdered. >> he was going around killing people like it was no big deal. >> he was just shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. it was like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: police said the suspect hunted the victims ages 12 to 19, shooting them for 90 minutes. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no police record. >> we have not arrested him before on anything like that. >> reporter: police say in may, the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind tim thi mcveigh used in oklahoma city. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the car bomb that killed seven in oslo's central square, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers, he needed to protect them after the oslo bombing. he gathered them close, and opened fire. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was like not high sound, but silenced or something. like fireworks. >> reporter: as they fled through the
Jul 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
. the good news is, the pattern is changing. it's going to take a little while. right now here's that big upper-level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf coast the heat goes on. ann? >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the forecast coming up. let's turn to what anne thompson was talking about, the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. who is most us is is sepsuscept? >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. that includes tornadoes, hurricanes, snow issues. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core b
Jul 24, 2011 10:00am EDT
, alex. some good news for some. we're lessening the heat, pushing it further south with this big ridge now going to park itself over at least the central part of the u.s., where the heat and drought will continue. right over the state of texas even through wednesday, you can see this little dip in the jet stream. that brings some slightly cooler air, not as hot air into parts of the east here, but right by friday the ridge is going to build back in and we could see temperatures in the low to mid 90s. i certainly don't think any more 90 degree or 100-degree heat, excuse me, but we're still going to see hot stuff. the heat advisories, watches and warnings in effect basically from philly south along the coast and into the nation's midsection where this heat wave has taken the toll. right around two dozen fatalities, unfortunately, from this big heat wave. so it is a big story. and the other big story has been the rainfall here in and around places like chicago where we've had heavy rain, record rainfall yesterday. more problems. and the drought continues across the south, alex, where we w
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
Jul 28, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner claims his debt limit plan has been revived after a big last-minute fix. republicans reworked the package and now it's projected to cut more. $917 billion over ten years. >> it is a test. this is a big step trying to get control of our deficit and our debt. >> reporter: in an interview with brian williams for sunday special "taking the hill, inside congress" boehner played down the loud opposition from some of his own members. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say that you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands or do you feel -- >> i have a little bit of rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you don't worry? >> never let them see you sweat. >> reporter: the speaker is getting heat from democrats too. more than 50 just signed a letter saying they would block his plan because it would force us once again to face the threat of default in five or six short months. majority leader harry reid wants to kill the boehner bill and replace it with his own. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person.
Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
on his caucus is put to test in standoff. feel like you're being tested? >> it is a test. this is a big step, trying to get control of our deficit and our debt and trying to do it by the august 2nd deadline. so it is a big test. >> some people who are friends of yours have said this isn't fair. your job is to run your party. but there is another party in there too. you have this tea party caucus that didn't come to washington with the same values. >> it is not the tea party caucus. most of the freshmen are frankly in pretty good shape. it would be more what i would describe as some hard-line conservatives who want more. i don't blame them. i want more too. but this was an agreement between the bipartisan senate leaders and myself. it is what's doable. and i think we can get there. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i've got a little rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worried. >> never let them see you sweat. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person.
Jul 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
-old, a student politician. this man's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, the people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he'd never seen so much internal destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was -- i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> he also screamed out that he was going to kill us all, that this was the day that we must die. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother
Jul 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
of potential violence. >> how strong is the right wing here, and how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person? >> that pool of people, i would say, is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single instance rather than something representative. >> reporter: the maximum punishment in norway for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect would be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. just hours before he began his murder spree the suspect posted a manifesto on the internet. he said he wanted to stop muslim immigration into europe and he hoped the attack would focus attention on his political views. now he's been charged with terrorism and will be arraigned tomorrow. alex? >> thank you very much, martin fletcher from oslo. well, americans are expressing their support for norway. on saturday mourners created a makeshift memorial in washington, d.c., where people left flowers, flags, candles, and cards by a statue in front of the norwegian embassy. president obama has also offered his condolences to the people of norway. and
Jul 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
-terrorist organizations that are based in mexico, but that exist to supply drugs into the united states. but the big bust occurs here in the united states. as you say, think about this, friends, $60 million in cash. but let's talk about some of the drugs that authorities were able to take off the streets. meth, 2,773 pounds of it. almost the same amount of cocaine. marijuana, 14,800 pounds. and what this does is strikes a very massive blow to the operation of distribution of drugs from mexico into the united states. chris, you and i were talking with this last summer. when they got one of these thugs, his name was the barbie, they asked him, hey, how do you get all the cash back to mexico? he said well, they bring it in on tractor-trailers, you know, 18-wheelers full of cash. think about this. this is a cash-only business. they got $62 million worth of it that would go right into the coffers of these drug cartels. and it's a massive blow to these organizations, especially the distribution level of it. >> look, not to rain on the parade, because obviously this is huge and what they have done is pretty inc
Jul 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
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